Eating during the day can be a little more tricky, especially since most of us don’t get the chance to come home from school or work for lunch. If this is the case for you, be sure to pack your clear aligner case and a toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss with you wherever you go! Remove your aligners before you eat anything except plain water, and thoroughly clean your teeth before putting your aligners back in. Consider keeping a clear aligner seater on you at all times so when you place the aligners back in, you can ensure a snug fit.
Since you probably won’t be able to clean your teeth as thoroughly at work as you would be able to at home, consider opting for foods that are less likely to stain your aligners. We also recommend foods that you can cut up and eat rather than foods you have to bite into, as you will be less likely to get food particles lodged between your teeth. Additionally, your teeth are often sore during the ortho treatment process, so this recommendation helps accommodate that as well.
If you are eating out at a restaurant for dinner, the same guidelines about lunch apply. Bring your travel case and oral hygiene kit, and consider ordering foods that will be less likely to stain your aligners or get stuck between your teeth.